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Advanced rear seat airbag safety technologies highlighted

At Airbag 2014 held last month in Karlsruhe, Germany, TRW Automotive outlined how a combination of advanced restraint systems can help to address the protection of rear seat occupants during frontal impacts.

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IAC expands manufacturing centre in Alabama

Automotive interior components supplier International Automotive Components (IAC) has opened its newly expanded manufacturing operation in Anniston, Alabama, USA.

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Indorama to acquire Performance Fibers in China

Bangkok, Thailand-based Indorama Ventures (IVL) has reached a definitive agreement to acquire automotive fibres producer, Performance Fibers Asia, including all its Asian manufacturing operations and the right to continue using the name Performance Fibers.

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Blachford Acoustics Group purchases TMAT

TMAT, the UK-based manufacturer of acoustic components for industrial and agricultural vehicles, has been purchased by North American manufacturing company Blachford Acoustics Group for an undisclosed sum.

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Long fibre flax and jute in thermoplastics

The market for long fibre thermoplastic (LFTP) technology amounted to around 140,000 tonnes of material in 2013 and is currently growing at an annual rate of 11%.

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